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Director of High Performance Building Research Lab

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Georgia Institute of Technology

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The Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture invites applications for the Director of the High Performance Building Lab (HPBLab). The HPBLab is an internationally recognized leader in research in building energy systems, renewable technologies and energy modeling at the building and urban scale. The lab is also looking to expand its research breadth to include other areas of building performance. Current research in the lab is supported by grants from NSF, DOE, GSA National Research Labs, among others. In addition to a director, the HPBLab has staff support and graduate research assistant positions.


Full-time tenured or tenure-track associate or full Professor; Director of High Performance Building Lab


The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of advanced research in building energy systems. The Director of the HPBLab and will hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the School of Architecture. The candidate will be expected to build strong interdisciplinary ties with other energy related labs on campus and expand the impact and visibility the HPBLab. The candidate will be expected to attract and support, outstanding M.S. and Ph.D. students and generate sponsored research from both government and private industry.. The faculty member will teach seminars. Engaging with graduate design studios as part of a school-wide initiative to integrate design and research will be part of the position.

This is a full-time faculty appointment with management responsibility for the HPBLab as well as teaching responsibilities in the School or Architecture. Affiliation and joint appointment with another school at Georgia Tech is also possible, if appropriate.


Applications are encouraged from candidates with strong scholarly credentials and/or professional records in the research and application of energy infrastructure and modeling in architecture and construction, strong leadership skills, a record of sponsored research and industry collaboration, and a strong record of teaching. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in architecture or a related discipline.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The School of Architecture is one of five schools in the College of Design. Other schools include Building Construction, City and Regional Planning, Industrial Design, and Music. The SoA offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture, M.S. in Urban Design, along with specialized M.S. in Architecture degrees in Digital Design and Fabrication, High Performance Buildings, Design and Health, and Urban Design. For more information on the School of Architecture, please visit


The Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. Georgia Tech is recognized as one of the nation’s top research universities and is consistently ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities. Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 330 acres in the heart of the lively, progressive city of Atlanta, where more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.


Letter of interest, curriculum vita, teaching interest statement (1 p. max), research statement (2 pp. max), portfolio of creative work (20 pp. max), and names and contact information for three references are required (five letters of reference are required for tenure on hire) Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to assume the position in the fall of 2018.


Application materials are accepted electronically. Please email a single PDF document of the application to

(Subject Line: HPB Search). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


Please refer to

or contact:

Russell Gentry – Chair, Search Committee;

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged.

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The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

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